UPDATE MAY 2000

REINFORCING STEEL IN SLAB-ON-GRADE CONSTRUCTION

Reinforcing steel, in the form of welded wire fabric or deformed bars in both directions, may be placed in the slab-on-grade for the following reasons.

Controls Cracking

Allows Increased Joint Spacing

Spans Soft Spots in Subgrade

Adds Restraint to Curling

Adds Structural Strength After Cracking

Increases Resistance to Impact

Reduces Slab & Joint Maintenance

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